Parassitogy and Hygiene

A.Y. 2019/2020
11
Max ECTS
104
Overall hours
SSD
VET/05 VET/06
Language
Italian
Learning objectives
The course aims to provide students with the basics of prevention, prophylaxis and management of the main infectious and parasitic diseases of domestic animals .
Expected learning outcomes
At the end of the course the student must know the general topics of biosecurity regarding the prevention and hygienic-sanitary management of infectious and parasitic diseases of domestic animals.
Course syllabus and organization

Unique edition

Responsible
Lesson period
First semester
Prerequisites for admission
No particular prerequisites are needed
Assessment methods and Criteria
The exam consists of a written exam aimed at ascertaining the acquisition of correct understanding and ability to manage the course topics. The didactical tools available on the Ariel platform allows the formulation of questions aimed at verifying knowledge of the topics, the ability to critically analyze the contents. The test will be evaluated out of thirty and the final grade will take into account the accuracy and quality of the answers.
hygiene of livestock
Course syllabus
Lectures
Hygiene level of farms and its impact on the environment (6 hours)
Releavance of livestock health status in its economic and social repercussions (6 hours)
Scheduling of surveillance actions, control and prevention against infectious and contagious diseases (6 hours)
Aims and methods of application of hygienic self-control program in livestock (6 hours)
Techniques and technologies applied in the disinfection at farm level (4 hours)
Basic epidemiology concepts (4 hours)
Basic immunization concepts (4 hours)
Classification of animal diseases (4 hours)
Interaction between pathogen, host and environment (2 hours)
Reservoirs and sources of infection (2 hours)
Major infectious diseases in farm animals and zoonoses (4 hours)
The diseases subject to the control and eradication throughout the country (4 hours)
Prevention of major disease in companion animals (4 hours)

Practical activity
Organization and activities of a microbiological diagnostics laboratory (4 hours)
Analysis of cattle farm health data (4 hours)
Practical application of protocols for prevention of the main pathologies at farm level (8 hours)
Teaching methods
Room Lectures and Lab and Field practical activities
Teaching Resources
On-line contents available on Ariel Platform http://ariel.unimi.it/User/Default.aspx
Parassitogy
Course syllabus
Parasites, animal production and sustainable development (2 h)
Parasite-host-environment interactions -Farming systems and parasitological risk assessment (4 h)
Prevention and control of parasites of major zooeconomic and zoonosic importance:
-Protozoa (4h)
-Helminths (4h)
-Ectoparasites (2h)
Teaching methods
Room Lectures and practical activities
Teaching Resources
Didactic and bibliographic tools will be available in electronic format.
Books for further information
Ambrosi M. (1995). Parassitologia zootecnica, Edagricole-Edizioni Agricole, Bologna;
Taylor MA, Coop RL, Wall RL (2010). Parassitologia e Malattie parassitarie degli animali. Ed. EMSI, Roma.
hygiene of livestock
VET/05 - INFECTIOUS DISEASES OF DOMESTIC ANIMALS - University credits: 8
Practicals: 16 hours
Lessons: 56 hours
Professor: Bronzo Valerio
Parassitogy
VET/06 - PARASITOLOGY AND ANIMAL PARASITIC DISEASES - University credits: 3
Practicals: 16 hours
Lessons: 16 hours
Professor: Ferrari Nicola